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," broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- china expresses its strong opposition. it does not like tie 1's invitation to the dollar llama. and he sailed around the road, but he is not old enough to drive. a british teenager complete the voyage. -- and he sailed around the world, but he is not old enough to drive. hello to you. bbc has discovered many cases of corruption involving iraqi security forces. the police and army are widely blamed for failing to stop the current wave of bombings. there is concern that there is endemic corruption undermining their efforts. two months ago, they took over responsibility for security in iraq as american troops pulled back. the life-and-death question now -- can they prove they are up to the job? we have this report from andrew north. >> the attack on the foreign ministry. a suicide bomber last week. seconds before it detonated it right outside. the foreign minister tells us the iraqi army, police were partly responsible. >> the iraqi security forces should have done a better job because there w
charged with trading them. 150 years since the start of america's oil rush. we're now in the place where it began. >> then natural gas that is being developed in this country at this point and time may get us to energy independence. >> years after britain declared war on hitler's germany, a new exhibition reveals what went on in winston churchill's secret underground bunker. >> it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london, and 1:00 p.m. in berlin. the israeli prime minister is meeting german chancellor merkel. the country's share a unique history. the trip includes various reminders of the holocaust. two issues are likely to dominate today's talks. the question of the settlements in the west bank, which germany opposes, and what to do about iran, which netanyahu describes as a threat to israel. >> this is the last leg of benjamin netanyahu's four-day tour. it follows talks in london, during which time hopes were raised that there could be agreements on settlements in the west bank. israel is said to be ready to restrict construction. it may not be the comprehensive freeze that the ame
he did lives on. for his family, he was a bargain. for america, and he was the defender of a dream. -- for his family, he was of guardian. >> we look at ted kennedy's legacy as the leading liberal in washington. welcome to "bbc world news." , broadcast you our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. >> i am mike embley in london. 70% -- 17% of the vote now counted. president karzai edges against his main rival. and one of iraq's influential leaders has died in exile in tehran. >> hello. he was the best known as american politician ever to make it -- never to make it to the white house. senator kidney -- kidnapping -- center -- senator kennedy died after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. he fought for so many causes, and the tributes have flowed in from friend and foe alike. but his career was limited by self-inflicted wounds. adam brooks reports. >> the death of edward kennedy, known as ted, leads a chasm in american politics. hughes was one of the most effective politicians of the last century -- he was one of the most effective politicians of the last century. his
of the rest of europe. welcome to "bbc worldews" broadcast to our viewers opbs in america also around the globe. cong up later for you, the rce of iran's fead be senged you militia. have an intervi with a former memr. anit's fewell to a pioer of roc music, the guitast les paul has died. hello. e u.s. governmt is making its view very clear. the man serving a lifesentence a jailf the bombing of a pa am jet should note releas early. he has ternal proste cancer. he could be freed next week on compasonate grounds. he served eightears of his sentence. the b correspondentllen little reported back othe saster in 1988. he has returnedo lockerbie now. >> t whole sky just lit up d it was le liquid fire starteto rain down on the car. >> like a atom bomb going off. it was a rrific mhroom of flames. >> i lost my broer-in-law, my sier-in-law. >> it was d winter, the longest ght of th yr. one ur into its flight. thpan am jumbo jet fell ou of the cd sky, the biggest mass murr in british history. he w sentenced to lif for plantinghe bomb i now likely to be releaseds early as next ek o compassionate gro
in the route of the health care reform in america. codes of rescue are fading in typhoon-stricken taiwan 3 and 15,000 still be trapped, at least 500 dead. -- in timtyphoon-stricken taiwan. 15,000 still trapped. welcome to "bbc world news," on pbs in america and elsewhere around the world. a new brigade gets to work in afghanistan. the president pardon its five top traffickers. and theç liverpoolç and fun, singapore style. cashing in on a growing army of fans abroad. -- the liverpool anthem. hello to you. britain's national health service as a move to the center of the controversy in the u.s. over barack obama'proposeds health-care reform be and the president tries to regain. his opponents are trying to cite the british model as the way not to do it. -- barack obama's proposed health-care reform. the president tries to recover. >> president barack obama and his family said it off for another town hall-style debate on health care, but as america has wrestled with how to solve the problems with its largely insurance-based system, public systems elsewhere have been coming under fire. >> wh
-- >> it is a similar statement in town halls across america, no to socialized health care. >> the health care now are just sucks. that you have to wait six weeks for a dental appointment, have you ever seen british tea to? how can you think is good? >> how is this health care going to help hawes wen jiabao from canada and great britain are telling us -- when people from canada and great britain are telling us not to do anything? >> the reality is, it has not worked. it has made people more ill. we spend a lot of money can't -- and it gets very bad. >> there has also -- have also been tv ads forecasting british health care rationing. but there are more americans that have a more positive view. >> we do not have the chance for medical and thus repay for it. -- unless we pay for it. >> of course, a state-run health service is not even being considered by the white house. but that has not stopped u.k. citizens from being dragged into the debate. this week', the president honored stephen hawking. according to one report, the scientists would not have survived under the president's plan. stephen hawkin
viewers on pbs in america also around the globe. coming up later for you, the force of iran's feared be seeinged you militia. we have an interview with a former member. and it's farewell to a pioneer of rock music, the guitarist les paul has died. hello. the u.s. government is making its view very clear. the man serving a life sentence in a jail of the bombing of a pan am jet should not be released early. he has terminal prostate cancer. he could be freed next week on compassionate grounds. he served eight years of his sentence. the bbc correspondent allen little reported back on the disaster in 1988. he has returned to lockerbie now. >> the whole sky just lit up and it was like liquid fire started to rain down on the car. >> like an atom bomb going off. it was a terrific mushroom of flames. >> i lost my brother-in-law, my sister-in-law. >> it was mid winter, the longest night of the year. one hour into its flight. the pan am jumbo jet fell out of the cold sky, the biggest mass murder in british history. he was sentenced to life for planting the bomb is now likely to be released as e
in america. code of rescue are fadg in typhoon-stricken taiwa 3 and 15,000till be trapp, a least 500 dead. -- in timtyphoontricken taiwan. 15,000 still trapped. welcome to "bbc world news," on pbs in america and elsewre around the wld. a new brigadeets to rk in afghanistan. the presidenpardon its five p traffickers. and theç liverpoolç and fun, singapore style. cashing in on a growing my of fans abroa the liverpool anthem. hel toou. britn's national health seice as a move to the cente of the controvsy in the u.s. over barack obama'oposeds health-careeform be and the president tries to regain. his opponentare tryg tcite the brish model as theay not to do it -- barack obama's proposed health-care reform. the president tries to recover. >> president barack obama and hifamily said it off for another town hl-style debate on heth care,but as america has wrestled with how to solve theroblems with its largely insurance-based system, public systs elsewre have been comg under fire. what we need to do is comep with a iquely united way of providg health care, s i am not in favor of a canadian sys
that he is dead. >> president obama hails a surprise drop in america's jobless. we look at the global trend. flying the flag for georgia. when you're on, is a conflict edging closer? welcome to bbc. we are aired on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later for you -- just like old times. hillary clinton looks up an old friend in south africa. and the comedy crunch indeed. performers are making light of the global recession. hello to you. there are strong indications that pakistan's's most wanted man, taliban commander baitullah mehsud, has been killed. it was thought he has led al- qaeda's campaign to make pakistan ungovernable. there is no official confirmation. ed sources tell the bbc he is dead and buried. american and pakistani officials are also telling our correspondence they believe he is dead. this from our correspondent in islamabad. >> a glimpse of pakistan's most wanted man -- baitullah mehsud. his chilling message at this news conference last year was that suicide bombers were his atom bomb. he said he wanted to die for his cause. the indications are, he got his
to a surprise drop in america's jobless. a fresh conflict in georgia edging closer? welcome to bbc world news. it is broadcast on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later for you -- just like old times. hillary clinton looks up an old friend in south africa. [inaudible] >> and the comedy crunch. performers are making light of the global recession. hello to you. ed there are strong indications that pakistan's most wanted man, taliban commander baitullah mehsud, has been killed. he is believed to be leading al- qaeda's campaign to make pakistan ungovernable. sources have said that he is killed and buried, killed in a u.s. air strike on wednesday. this is from our correspondent in as, bob -- islamabad. >> baitullah mehsud is rarely seen in public. the white house has called him "a murderous thug." >> we have clear information that so far we do not have any evidence to confirm that he is dead. there were several killed during these attacks. these are indications. >> he is accused of masterminding the assassination of former prime minister benazir bhutto, as well as dozens of other att
. very warm welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast here on pbs in america and around the globe. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- the changing landscape of china i joined energy needs. why the country faces a challenge on climate change. and the family way -- house success in japanese politics means having the right relatives. -- how successful in japanese politics means having the right relatives. hello to you. the obama administration announced a new units you interrogate high level terror suspects, supervised by the white house itself. this as new details emerge in the abuse of prisoners in the first years of the so-called war on terror. prosecutions of the cia and now look possible, but this brings on a new dilemmas. our correspondent is in washington. >> is renewed focus on the cia tactics is -- this renewed focus on cia tactics is creating headlines. leon panetta has said he is standing up for officers that it did what his country asked of them. some in the intelligence community feel that they are being made scapegoats for what they did in a time of national cris
family, he was a guardian. fo america, he was the defender of a dream. >> from a civil rights to batts over health care,e look at ted kennedy' legacy as the leing liberal in washingto welco to "bbc world news" . broadcast pbs here in america. i am -- 17% ofhe votes arnow counted. presiden karznches ahead in e afghanistan election. abl aziz ak-kim has died in exile in tehra >> hello. he s the bestknown american politician never to make it to the white house. senator edward kennedy has died afr a yearlong btle with brai cancer president obama scribed him as "th greatest senator of our time." he hd achieved so much,rom civil ghts to health care reform, and tributlowed in from a political foe a friends alike. this fromur north american editor. >> they called him the last line of the senate. he was the youngest of the kennedy clan who had bece kingmaker d never came, lofty aspirationundermined b deep persal flaws. the united states is in mournin but itis democra to agree thathe most. d by the president. >> he is one othe most accomplished americans er to serve our democcy. his etraordinary
for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> this is bbc "world news." america's top general in afghanistan expected to say the current strategy against the taliban is not working. reviving the second largest economy and the challenge ahead for japan's next leader. out-of-control wildfires in california threaten 12,000 homes. un secretary general ban ki- moon this is the arctic. on the campaign trial with the first black man ever to stand on election in russia. >> it is midday in london, and the 7:00 a.m. in washington. a u.s. military report is expected to admit that the strategy and afghanistan is not working. general mcchrystal will say that the afghan people are losing confidence in the coalition because the war against the taliban has not improved their lives. our correspondent says general mcchrystal's report is also likely to call for more troops. >> the report will be submitted today by general mcchrystal. it will work his way up the chain of command in washington, potentially landing on president obama's desk. it is a pretty blunt assessment. it says the strategy in afghanistan has
more innocent lives in the future. >> america says that the insurgents trying to topple the somali government are linked to al qaeda. they want to impose strict islamic law across somalia, and they have the government pinned into a small corner of the capital, mogadishu. the war appears to be attracting support from extremists. several young men were arrested, accused of links to the terror group. under the clinton presidency, american troops tried to intervene in somalia. when helicopters were shot down and soldiers killed in the black hawk down incident, america pulled out. reluctant to send troops, the americans are backing somali forces loyal to the transition government, with the aim of preventing hard-line islamist forces from seeking power. in nairobi, hillary clinton met the president with a clear message. we are with you, and we will help you to stay in power. there were promises of training and weapons. >> if they want a haven in somalia, it would attract al qaeda and other terror groups and be a threat to the united states. >> this was a very public show of support for p
. the extraordinary good that he did lives on. for his family, he was a guardian. for america, he was the defender of a dream. >> from a civil rights to battles over health care, we look at ted kennedy's legacy as the leading liberal in washington welcome to "bbc world news." . broadcast on pbs here in america. i am -- 17% of the votes are now counted. president karzai inches ahead in the afghanistan election. abdul aziz ak-hakim has died in exile in tehran. >> hello. he was the best known american politician never to make it to the white house. senator edward kennedy has died after a yearlong battle with brain cancer. president obama described him as "the greatest senator of our time." he had achieved so much, from civil rights to health care reform, and tributes flowed in from a political foe and friends alike. this from our north american editor. >> they called him the last line of the senate. he was the youngest of the kennedy clan who had become kingmaker and never came, lofty aspirations undermined by deep personal flaws. the united states is in mourning, but it is democrats to agree that th
future. >> he came home a free man. >> it is absolutely shameful, it is horrible. >> in america, condemnation has been swift. but the u.k. government is treading a more difficult path. while the foreign secretary has criticized out the glop -- al- megrahi's reception, he refused to say whether the scottish justice secretary decision was right. >> obviously the site of a mass murderer getting a hero's welcome in tralee is deeply upsetting, deeply distressing. above all, for the 270 families who grieve every day for the loss of their loved one. but also anyone who's got an ounce of humanity in them. and i think that is the overriding emotion people will be feeling today. >> it has been left to the first minister to defend the decision. he said any pressure for al- megrahi to drop his appeal certainly did not come from his government, since release on compassionate grounds didn't require it. >> we have no interest in mr. al-megrahi dropping his appeal. that was not our motivation. we had no interest. and we made it clear we had no interest in dropping the appeal. that was a decisio
have america targeting individuals. how would it stand up. >> the legality was a real question. nato wanted to draft a real request against the policy. if you look at the example in latin america, going after the big guys is not necessarily the the legal inspector is fed by this drug money. that's the key. thank you for your time. >> thank you. this is world news today. coming up. it's been called a schmidt of the three amigos. how they have banded possiblity >> divers in new york have recovered 7 of the 9 bobies from the hospital crash. rescue feems are using sown ar to recognize. on board, five members from a family from italy celebrating a wedding anniversary. the wife had stayed behind on the ground. the others took the 12 minute tourist trick frjt >> the safety board is not going to release information about the victims that have been recovered. the police chief is handling all of the victim recovery i.d. they will release names only with permission the plane has been found up to 60 feet under water. the family on board seems to be a family from pennsylvania. the plane hadn't fi
that these attacks do not take more innocent lives in the future. >> america says that the insurgents trying to topple somalia's government is linked to al qaeda. the group wants to impose strict islamic law across the country. it portrays this as a holy war. it appears to be attracting support from islamic extremists. several young men were arrested in australia accused of plotting terrorist attacks. in the early 1990's under bill clinton's presidency, american troops tried to intervene in somalia. when helicopters were shot down and american soldiers killed, the americans pulled out. reluctant to send troops again, the united states is attracting forces loyal to the somali government. in nairobi, hillary clinton met with the somali president with a clear message. we're with you and we will help you to stay in power. we will support you with training and weapons. >> if they want to obtain a haven in somalia which would then attract al qaeda and other terrorist actors, it would be a threat to the united states. >> this was a very public show of american support for the president. some analys
caution. very warm welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast here on pbs in america and around the globe. i am mike embley. coming up later for you -- security forces in a rock -- khanate protect the country? -- security forces in iraq -- candidate protect the country? we revisit the baltic states that joined hands for freedom 20 years ago. hello to you. it was outrageous, disgusting, said a white house spokesman. president obama said it was objectionable himself. libya mounted a warm welcome for the man convicted of the lockerbie bombing. terminally ill, abdelbaset ali al-megrahi was freed on compassionate grounds. the government is rejecting suggestions the real reason was to smooth commercial relations with libya. christian frazier reports from tripoli. >> this is certainly how libya wanted this trade -- but how much damage to this celebration of al-megrahi due to the relationship with the outside world? he was welcomed home like a decorated soldier. scottish plaids weighed in jubilation. today, the government kept us away from his family, but we did speak to his brother in law. >> we ar
in pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, an unlikely savior for the humble honeybee in the last place you might think of. and we take a look at president putin's holiday snaps. >> hello to you. after the surprise, the tears, and the cheers, the speculation. just how well north korea's sudden release of the two american journalists at the behest of bill clinton influence american-north korean relations? pyongyang's nuclear program as before very high on the agenda. from washington, adam brooks. >> their plane touched down in the california dawn. the two journalists, laura ling and euna lee, who had just been rescued from the prospect of 12 years in a north korean labor camp, were reunited with their families. little hannah lee, who is 4, hadn't seen her mother since the arrest on the chinese-north korean border in march. >> we were taken to a location and when we walked through the doors we saw standing before us president bill clinton. >> their rescuer said nothing. but it took weeks of tense secret diplomacy to arrange mr. clinton's extraordinary mission. >> the reu
. welcome to "bbc world news." broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, what kind of policing do you call this? a new human rights report says too many of india's place are abusive and failing at their job. a hollywood actress takes send moo on the road. >> cinema is for everybody and everywhere. we are knowing how few opportunities there are for people to realize how incredibly wise cinema is. >> hello. a secretive come nist state with nuclear ambitions which has been playing fast and loose with the rest of the world. today they have been playing host to bill clinton, the most senior visitor in a decade. he met north korean leader, kim jong-il and secured a pardon for the journalists arrested. we have this report from washington. >> bill clinton arrived in north korea in an unmarked jet. he carried with him the hopes of american diplomacy in a very dangerous corner of the world. mr. clinton met kim jong-il, north korea's mysterious leader. it is an extraordinary noment. there hasn't been a visit to pyongyang by such a high profile american in year
soldrs. welcome. we are broadcast on pbs in america. coming up later for you --n unlikely savior for the humble hoybee. in the lasplace you might thi of. picte perfect pass. we take a look. -- picre-perfect pets. ello to you. ter the surise, tears, and giers, the speculation. how will north korea's sudden releas of two journalists at e behest of former preside bill clinton affect e retionship of the o countries? laura lg a euna lee are now backn calornia. president clinton will be briefing president obaman his meeting with kim jong il. from washington,ur correspondt. >> t plane touchedown in california. [applause] the t journalists, laura ling and euna lee rescu from the prospect of 12 yes in a north korean lab camp. she had not seen her moer since t arrest on the chinese- nortkorean border in march. >> we were taken to a location, and when we walked throh the doors, we saw anding before us, president bill clton. [applause] >> their rescuer said noing. it took weeks of tense secret diplomacy rrange the exaordinary measure. >> theeunion we've all seen on televisii think, is a srce
warm welcome to bbc news, broadcast to our viewers in pbs in america. coming up later for you -- can at security services protect the country? from the soviet union to the european union. we revisit the baltic states that joined hands for freedom 20 years ago. hello. it was outrageous. disgusting, according to a white house spoke of. highly objectionable according to president obama himself. the man convicted of the lockerbie pam am 103 bombing returned and stirs up strong emotions. abdelbaset ali al-megrahi was freed early from a scottish jail on compassionate grounds. they are denying the real reason was to smooth commercial relations with libya. we have more. >> outrage. a hero's welcome. >> the end of abdelbaset ali al- megrahi's journey, but only the beginning of the row would follow. the reception he received sparked an angry reaction in the united states. the white house said it was sending out the wrong message. >> i think the images that we saw in libya yesterday were outrageous and disgusting. we continue to express our condolences to the families who lost loved ones as a r
to sustainability, all down to the united states of america. weighing on the market is the figures that we have on friday, saying the consumer sentiment was really depressed. a few signs that the housing market was starting to pick up again. what happens if oil suddenly raises up to $600 per barrel? we have an awful long way to go. good news but not as good as we wanted it to be. >> thank you very much. for more features on the economy and video blogs from our correspondent, go to our new web site, bbc.com, where you can get all of that. afghanistan, it is the last day of campaigning the head of the presidential action. the first time that it is being arranged by afghans themselves. voting takes place on thursday, the 20th of august. there are 50 presidential candidates in the race. the president is elected for a five-year term, he can serve a total of two terms. he must receive more than 50% of the votes cast. there are three front runners, hamid karzai -- who won the first presidential election in 2004. he has been criticized for the pace of political reform. the former prime minister, abdul
, you're clearly unhappy with it so, too, are many of the victim's families in america. i wonder if you could shed light on why the discrepancies many scottish familys are happy with the release somebody from america sent this message why on earth should he be allowed even the smallest morrisal of compassion? but that in a sense of is a judgment call and if that's what is embodied in the spirit of scottish law so be it. >> well the reason for the split is there's a powerful campaign in this country led by some members some of the british families who believe that he's innocent. and they believe that the prosecution case was flawed, and for that reason that he should be allowed out. but even they, i think would concede that it would have been far better if the evidence had been properly test indeed a court of law rather than just left hanging in the air, and there are so many unanswered questions about that that that's why i think personally it would have been better if we'd gone to the final appeal, heard the evidence in open court and then there would have been some sort of closure in
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in your old cars in america is coming to an end. >> is coming to an end today. it was extremely popular. the question is, has been successful? they car companies will say yes. there's certainly some good news there. and of course, the 1500 gm workers who had been laid off, but were reinstated. they will say it was also successful. a couple of concerns and criticisms. some dealers will say they did not have an of cars in stock during this program. and there are concerns that a scheme like this unofficially insulates numbers. they worry that it takes away from future sales. the big question now, will the u.s. government reinstates some kind of program? >> thank you. the leaders of 10 african countries are meeting in ethiopia trying to forge a united position on climate change. they have a strong reason to do so. the african continent contributes least, but is expected to suffer the most to climate change. african nations are hoping this will push the world's biggest economies will take steps to curb emissions. >> on a pre river in a beautiful river of africa, a drought is fighting hard. t
new concerns about america's decision to take troops out of cities. a hotel conference, due to be attended by the iraqi prime minister. democracy in the shadow of a gun, afghans prepared to vote with militants showing that they can disrupt the process. hillary clinton makes a last- ditch effort to keep a bomber behind bars. taking to the water, one of the most congested cities in the world beats the traffic jam. seeking the metaphysical meaning behind the check-in, an airport gets a writer. in is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in washington, 2:00 in the afternoon in baghdad. the city is reeling in the aftermath of massive explosions, the worst attacks since u.s. troops pulled out. 75 people are dead, hundreds are wounded after two car bombs exploded. the savage attack comes six years to the day after baghdad saw its first act of terrorism in the post saddam hussein era. every time that i check the death toll seems to go up, what is the latest that you have? >> absolutely. just about one hour ago it was over 50 people. now it has risen to at least 75. it is still rising. mor
, a torchbearer for america's most famous political dynasty. his endorsement of barack obama was a defining moment in a campaign. he was the youngest of four sons born to the millionaire industrialist joe kennedy. all three of his brothers met a violent deaths. john as u.s. president, bobbie, a former attorney general, were assassinated. ted followed his brother's into politics. the youngest man ever elected to the senate at 30. >> my decision to run for the united states senate is based upon the conviction that i can best serve the people of massachusetts. >> six years later, the youngest ever senate majority whip. supporters of the kennedy clan once again looking to the white house. then came another tragedy. he drove his car off a bridge, killing a young woman passenger. he did not report the accident until the following day, only after consulting his lawyers. he was cleared of all charges, but the suspicion of the cover- up tainted the rest of his career. >> there is no truth whatever to the widely circulated suspicions of immoral conduct that have been leveled at my behavior and hers regardin
, will the controversy over the first hispanic supreme court justice in america now die down? also, this hour, the hidden cost of swine flu. we will find out how it is affecting egypt's poorest. and a play about polygamy allowed in the west, but not in many traditional cultures. just tell a acceptable is it? ♪ it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday here in london, and 3:30 p.m. in the afghan province where 26 people, many civilians, have been killed, following two wrecks of bombs. it is the latest in a string of insurgent attacks in the lead up to next month's election. and the worst incident, 21 including children were killed when a bomb detonated. the attacks happened as the new nato secretary general was making his first trip to southern afghanistan to assess conditions there. he has made cutting the civilian deaths aboard. joining us is our correspondent, martin. these civilian deaths, can we assume that this is a product of the terrorists changing the way they are targeting? due to this latest incident in southern afghanistan is not exactly clear how how these 21 civilians were killed. there was a
to high standards. back in 1988, libya was not the only country with a grudge against america. five months before lockerbie, this warship shot down an iran air airbus over the gulf killing all of the passengers. the u.s. navy said that its radar mistook it for a warplane. blowing up a u.s. airliner in revenge would have had a symmetry. >> he is a victim of a gross miscarriage of justice. i am very glad that they are going to grant him a release on compassionate grounds. >> one result of the trial, libya has been largely rehabilitated. after the bombing, the leader of libya was an international pariah. he offered up the two suspects for trial and they paid reparations. britain and america will both reestablish relations. >> the outside world has been grudging in its acceptance of libya. libya has been grudging the world in giving it what it wants. >> what will happen next? this was a welcome home given to the other libyan suspect who was acquitted 8 years ago. when al-megrahi comes home, he will likely get the same. britons think that a line has been drawn over lockerbie, but others have be
in health care reform in america. hopes of rescue are fading in taiwan, 15,000 my still be trapped. 11 countries in 11 days, what did hillary clinton's african odyssey achieve? welcome to bbc news mixed message just as a new antidrug begins gets underway in afghanistan, the president pardons five drug traffickers. >> funding was made possible b >> howled the englishow the engr league is cashing in on fans abroad. >> at britain's national health service has moved to the center of a controversy in the u.s. over barack obama's proposed health-care reform. the president tries to gain momentum with a campaign through four american states. the british prime minister and his wife has put on a campaign to defend the nhs. >> she is denied access to treatment for cervical cancer. her mother suffered after renal cancer became terminal. >> a hard-hitting campaign in the states but it is not there system that they're criticizing but ours. these are sponsored by right wing opposition groups. this woman was misled into taking part. she thought that it was impartial. >> your health-care stocks. >> don
to "bbc world news," broadcast on pbs in america and elsewhere around the world beyond mr. obama hits back in the battle over american healthcare -- and elsewhere around the world. mr. obama hits back in the battle over american healthcare. >> ♪ >> the world's first tweet opera. hello to you. well, it is no doubt the outcome of the ruling generals of burma intended. the iconic leader is off the stage for next year's election. aung san suu kyi has been sentenced for another 18 months for allowing an american man into her home even though he came uninvited. tougher sanctions are likely. the u.n. security council is meeting, but little is likely to be persuade. we have this report. >> she faced the core inside a high-security rangoon prison. burdett is a frightened country -- she faced the courts. no one dared to raise a frightened protest -- burma is a friend country. three years jail with hard labour. she is 64 and has spent most of the last 20 years in detention. within minutes, the burmese government intervenes, and the sentence was reduced them 18 months. even the regime does not want
evidented by images like the from abu ghraib and allegations that grossly undermined america's moral authority. the president is on holiday tonight with his fily. his admistration is haunted b thctivities of thec.i.a. he said hwants to look forward, not back. but today, it became much harder for him to lay the torture queson to rest. he long, bitter row about inrrogation techniques is already unr way, fueled by the details we're gtting in that newly declassified c.i.a. report. the document ss, for example, thatne interrogator thatened khalid sheik muhmad that if any oth attacks happenedn the united stas, "we're going to kill your children." >> philipa and adam lynn in waington. it's beenrevealed pop st michael jason's death was caused by thal vels of the por anesthetic prpofol. e los angeles coroner's findin have been madeublic in crt documen. the singer diedwo months ago at the age of . he had suffered cardiac arrest at his he in l.a. his doctor, dr. nrad murray has been interviewed twice by police but has not been med as an officiasuspect. eculation about this drug has been around
you "bbc world news." we are broadcast on pbs in america and run the club. my name is mike embley. coming up later for you -- a 13- year-old girl goes to court so she can still run the world. and why one of britain's most creative industries is under threat. i love you. as details emerged about the 18 years jaycee dugard spent in captivity and california, the husband and wife accused of keeping her captive have pled not guilty. police admitted they missed the chance to rescue her three years ago when they responded to a 911 call reporting still with chants -- reporting suspicions. we have this report from antioch, california. >> this is jaycee dugard in happier times. soon after this video was taken, the 11-rolled disappeared. many thought she was dead. but this man, phillip garrido, knew where she was. he was are registered sex offender with past convictions for kidnapping and rape. police say he kept the girl prisoner for 18 years. >> having those two children, those two girls -- [unintelligible] i never touched them. >> police say this house was the scene of shocking crimes. it
there will be sanctions removed. many activists in america find it difficult to swallow the general's verdict. whether you agree or not depends on how you define a war. the general is saying that many of the problems in darfur are over. >> now, this is a visit to bring comfort. taiwan has invited the dalai lama and this has triggered criticism from china. >> taiwan's government says the reason is to comfort a living and to pray for the dead. families, whole communities are gone. this is not just environmental landscapes that a change to. the last time that the dalai lama was here, taiwan was under the rule of another president. he was bent on pushing for independence for the island which beijing still claims as its province. now, this man is in charge. his focus is totally different. he wants to reduce tensions and build closer ties with china. his approval ratings at home plummeting -- plummeted after the landslides. >> we have decided to invite the dalai lama to ask him to pray for the dead and to bring hope for the living. this was our decision. >> if the president does not allow the dalai lama to visi
in a restaurant. very warm welcome to bbc world news. broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, also around the globe. coming up later for you, what kind of policing do you call this? a new human rights report says too many of india's police are abuse and failing at their jobs. >> parts of india have been modernizing past. the police force is still antiquated, ill-equipped and underresourced and under real pressure to fight crime. that's why some offices are cutting corners. >> and it's the people's photo shoot. why one of britain's top celebrity snappers is turning his camera on a thousand members of the public. >> hello to you. right now north korea's state news agency is reporting the country's leader kim jung il has issued a special pardon to two jailed american journalists, sentenced to 12 years hard labor for crossing the border from china illegally. now, this in the midst of a surprise trip to north korea by former u.s. president bill clinton and an historic meeting with the country's reclusive and its believed ailing leader. mr. clinton also met with two american journalists, laura
in america find it diffilt to swallow the general's verdict. whether u agree or not dends on how you define a r. the general isaying that many of the problems in darfur ar er. >> now, this is a visit t bring comfo. taiwan has invited the dalai lama and this ha triggered criticism from china. >> taiwan's govement says the reason is to comfort a ling and to prafor the dead. families, whole comnities are gone. is is not just environmental ndscapes that a change to. the la time that the dalai lama was here, twan was uer the rule ofanother president. he wasent on pushing for indendence for t island which beijing still claims as its provie. now, is man isn charge. s focus itotally different. heants to redu tensions and bud closer ties with china. s approval ratings at home plummeting -- plummeted after th landslis. >> w have decided to invi the dalai lama to ask him pray f the dead d to bng hope for e livg. this was our decision. >> if the president doenot allow the dalai lama to visit, he would face a backlash from e public who ause him of bowling down to ina. he-- who accuse hm of bowlin down
and and dozens more are missing. very warm welcome. we are broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later for you -- a hidden community speak out. day iraqi men and speak out on torture and murder. ufo ratings -- are we really seeing more or watching too much of a certain tv show? hello to you. ok -- the headline is "missing ship found." the question is what were you doing in the 18 days the world was looking for you? the cargo vessel arctic sea seems to have turned off the west coast of africa. russia extends minister says the crew of 15 are alive and well. our correspondent reports. >> the mystery of the disappearing cargo ship, finally tracked down after a massive naval hunt. the news was confirmed this afternoon when the russian defense minister reported to the russian president. he said it had been found 300 miles off of the cape verde islands and the crew were alive in -- alive and well. it was it during a heavy load of timber. how did it disappear from view? this began on july 23. the next day, it was reported boarded and searched by armed men. on july 28
with an announcement he wantben bernanke to ay on asoss of america's ceral bank. >> the budget dicit is le the natnal overdraft,he shortfall between what the government earned and wat it spends. the total deficit for theext decade is expected to add up to $9 trilln. a figure of that side is most mpossible to grasp, but it is -- a figure of that size almost impossible to grasp, it a burden everyone will have to bear. >> we will be paying for. people for many genetions. e governnt keeps spending. i doot know where the money mes from. >> we are going to pay this money back. it will be through vestment. the government has boowed extra moy to build up the fincial system to support th economy through theecession. it is the enormousnterest on all e borrowinwhich has swollen e deficit. the job queues will keep on lengthening. at th will mean greater government spending on welfare. d what of president oba's ontroversial plan to reform health care. he says it will makthe system morefficient. opponent claim it ll add anotr $1 trillion to the debt burden. >> when or if the economy recovers, tax revenuesill rise
appeared on the verge of collapse. very warm welcome to bbc "world news," on pbs and america, also, around the globe. coming up later for you -- >> i will give my loyalty to the united kingdom. >> i will give my loyalty to the united kingdom. >> britain's patriot act, how taking part in protests may bar immigrants from becoming british citizens. the writing is on the walls. a modern curse hits ancient rome. wall after wall, street after street, dogged with graffiti. one says there would be as many as 1,000 taggers at work doing this. >> hello, to you. it was to be ahmadinejad's crowning glory. a week of official ceremonies to mark his second term in office as irrelevant ran's president. starting today with endorsement from the country's supreme leader, but two previous presidents stayed away, and the islamic republic is marred in its worst crisis since its foundation 30 years ago. iranian authorities asked the bbc's tehran correspondent to leave the country. he's compiled this report from london. >> they say they're like father and son. the supreme leader has staked his political future on
on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later, the suspected hijackers of the cargo ship bound in west africa on monday are back in moscow. and lightning strikes twice as usain bolt breaks another world record, this time in the 200 meter. hello to you. the man convicted for the lockerbie bombing has arrived in libya, facing death from terminal cancer. for that reason, released early from his life sentence by the scholars -- scottish government. abdelbaset ali al-megrahi issued a statement, including his sympathy for the unimaginable loss of family members and again pleaded his innocence. the white house condemned the decision. 2/3 of the lockerbie victims were american. >> the first glimpse abdelbaset ali al-megrahi about to leave the scottish jail. the cheers from a waiting crowds awaited him, now a free man, but under police escort. a convoy of vehicles escorting him to glasgow airport, the security tight. was convicted of the mass murder of 270 people. -- megrahi was convicted of the mass murder of 270 people. independent medical a vice is that he does not have long to live.
. >> this is bbc world news. america's top general in afghanistan says that the current gent-strategy is not working and must be revised. japan's next leader has started building a new government after the democratic party won a historic election. the united nations opened a five-day conference in geneva to do with the consequences of climate change that have taken place. the un secretary general is already there. he is there as a guest of norway, where he is traveling to an island to witness the impact of ice masses on the oceans. >> this is ban ki-moon's for stop. after that, he heads north to get an update on the polar icecap. scientists say that the arctic is one of the area's most at risk for global warming. the u.n. chief has made fighting climate change his top priority, citing scientific reports that it is caused by human activity but the production of greenhouse gases. >> climate change is happening. the impact is real. the time to act is now. >> he has acted before, traveling to antarctica two years ago. his message is that results of global warming could be catastr
it was vital legislation wou be passed. >> the biggestolitical fault line in america today runsight down the seet. over here, suprters of the present's health-care plan. overere, those o belie the an is a trojan horse, that it will bring higher taxesnd a socialis tinge to american life. the esident arrives. his reform plansare under ege. >> history is clea every time we come close to passing heth insurance reform, special interests fit back with everying they have been the use pitical allies to sre and mislead the americ people. we cannot let tm do it again. t this time. >> no screaming or booing from thisudience, st a few resptful questions a then it was all over. the obama machine is backin action and we can expt much more of this. it is har to say that the presidt really confnted his critics there. not all suorters were so lucky. in pnnsylvania, senator arlen specter waup against this. >> i do not wanthiscountry turning to russia, turning into a socialize cntry. [applause] >> there is real confusion about the coent othe health care form pn and its implations for ordinary americans. >>
news," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, and elsewhere around the globe. i am mike embley. back in moscow. and lightning really does strike twice. usain bolt takes another record, this time in the 200 meters. hello to you. the man convicted of the lockerbie bombing has received an ecstatic welcome home in libya. abdelbaset ali mohmet al-megrahi is facing death from terminal cancer and was for that reason released early from jail by the scottish government. he issued a statement again declaring his innocence and his sincere sympathy for the unimaginable loss of the victims' families. 270 victims. many were american. al-megrahi served just over 11 days for each murder. we have this report from glasgow. >> this is the moment abdelbaset ali mohmet al-megrahi left british soil. his papers saying he was released due to compassionate grounds or in his hands as he walked slowly up the steps to the airplane. he served 10 years of a sentence. the decision to release and was made by the justice secretary. this was pointed out just how hard the decision was to make. >> our justice sys
to wreck the elections. welcom to "bbcorld ns," broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america, ad elsewhere ound the glob i am mikmbley. ba in moscow. and lightni really does strike twice. usai bolt tak another record, this time in the 200 meter hello to you. the man convicted of t lockerbi bombing has received ecstatic welcome home in libya. abdelbaset aliohmet al-megrahi is facg ath from terminal cancer and wasfor that reason leased early from il by the scottish gornment. he issued a statement again declaring his innence and his since sympat for the unimaginable loss of the ictims' milies. 270 victims. any were american. al-megrahi served just ov 11 days for each murder. w have this rert from glasgow. >> this is the moment abdelbaset ali mohmet al-megrahi left british soil. his papers sayin he was leased due to compassionate grounds or in his has as he walked slowly up the steps to the airane. he served 10 years of a sentence. the decion to release d was made by the justicsecretary. this was pnted out just how ha the decision was to make. >> our juste syst demands that judgment be imposed
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